Main Sponsor

Wheatley Group

wheatley logoComprising a range of organisations previously known as 'the GHA family', Wheatley Group - named after Glasgow MP John Wheatley, the father of social housing - was formed in 2012 and is building a reputation as Scotland's leading housing, community regeneration and care group. Its subsidiaries are:

  • Scotland's largest social landlord, Glasgow Housing Association;
  • Cube Housing Association with 3,300 affordable homes across the West of Scotland;
  • Scotland's "Feel Good Factor" YourPlace Property Management;
  • commercial subsidiary Lowther Homes, which has 340 mid and full-market homes to rent from Glasgow's West End to Leith.

Wheatley, rooted in communities, while contributing to national outcomes, continues to ensure tenants and factored homeowners are at the heart of all local decision making.


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ScotRail is one of the largest regional train operators in the UK and was presented with a Scottish Award for Business Excellence in 2014, along with a Recognised for Excellence 5 Star award.

The train operator – now operated by Abellio -  believes it has a social responsibility to passengers which extends beyond train journeys. The delivery of safe, reliable and comfortable services is the starting point, but ScotRail goes further to ensure its services play an integrated role in the socio-economic development of the communities it serves.

Centrepiece Sponsor

National Green Standard

National Green Standard

The National Green Standard Accreditation is a unique quality standard driving forward the Circular Economy which recognises socially responsible, economically viable and environmentally sound work practices. Accreditation is achieved by organisations that promote initiatives which demonstrate leadership and commitment to sustainable business practices. Recognising and sharing this knowledge allows other businesses to implement programs similar to those that have demonstrated value for communities, for the planet and for the bottom line. 

Reception Sponsor

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Founded in 1995, Catalyst has been inspiring change as a leading consulting, training and transformation partner. Our consulting and training services include Agile, Lean Six Sigma, Strategy Deployment and Business Transformation. We are accredited by the British Quality Foundation, Quality Scotland and EFQM for services and Business Excellence. We count many global leading organisations and household names amongst our valued clients. Much of our ongoing business comes from repeat business and recommendations from them based on their experience of the outstanding customer value we deliver.


Quality Scotland is pleased to recognise the following organisations as Supporters of our Scottish Awards for Business Excellence 2018.



Scottish Water